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  • Alaska earthquake of 1964 —       earthquake that occurred in south central Alaska on March 27, 1964, with a Richter scale magnitude of 9.2. It released at least twice as much energy as the San Francisco earthquake of 1906 and was felt on land over an area of almost 502,000 …   Universalium

  • 1964 Alaska earthquake — The 1964 Alaska earthquake, also known as the Great Alaska earthquake, began at 5:36 P.M. AST on Friday, March 27, 1964. Across south central Alaska, ground fissures, collapsing buildings, and tidal waves directly caused about 131 deaths. This… …   Wikipedia

  • Earthquake — For other uses, see Earthquake (disambiguation). Global earthquake epicenters, 1963–1998 …   Wikipedia

  • earthquake — /errth kwayk /, n. 1. a series of vibrations induced in the earth s crust by the abrupt rupture and rebound of rocks in which elastic strain has been slowly accumulating. 2. something that is severely disruptive; upheaval. [1300 50; ME erthequake …   Universalium

  • Alaska Commercial Company — The Alaska Commercial Company (ACC) is a company that operated retail stores in Alaska during the early period of Alaska s ownership by the United States. From 1901 to 1992, it was known as the Northern Commercial Company (NCC). In 1992, it… …   Wikipedia

  • Alaska — This article is about the U.S. state of Alaska. For other uses, see Alaska (disambiguation). Alaskan redirects here. For other uses, see Alaskan (disambiguation). State of Alaska …   Wikipedia

  • Alaska — Alaskan, adj., n. /euh las keuh/, n. 1. a state of the United States in NW North America. 400,481; 586,400 sq. mi. (1,519,000 sq. km). Cap.: Juneau. Abbr.: AK (for use with zip code), Alas. 2. Gulf of, a gulf of the Pacific, on the coast of S… …   Universalium

  • Alaska Railroad — Infobox SG rail railroad name=Alaska Railroad logo filename=Alaska RR logo.jpg logo size=144 old gauge= marks=ARR locale=Alaska start year=1914 end year=present hq city=AnchorageThe Alaska Railroad reporting mark|ARR is a Class II railroad [Cite… …   Wikipedia

  • Alaska Range — Geobox|Range name=Alaska Range image caption=Mount McKinley, on a rare clear day etymology= country=United States state=Alaska unit= border=Pacific Coast Ranges geology= | period= | orogeny= length imperial=| length orientation= width imperial= | …   Wikipedia

  • History of Alaska — Alaska history redirects here. For the academic journal, see Alaska History (journal). For a topical guide to this subject, see Historical outline of Alaska. Alaska in 1895 (Rand McNally). The boundary of southeastern Alaska shown is that claimed …   Wikipedia

  • Anchorage, Alaska — Anchorage redirects here. For other uses, see Anchorage (disambiguation). Anchorage   Unified Borough and City   Municipality of Anchorage …   Wikipedia

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